December 24, Christmas Eve:
4:00pm Mass with Pageant, live-streamed
6:00pm Mass with Mass Band
9:00pm Mass with Adult Choir, Organ & Brass, live-streamed
December 25, Christmas Day:
9:30 am Mass
11:15am Mass, live-streamed
No 5:00 pm Mass
Usher’s needed for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Masses
A sign-up sheet is available in the usher room or you can email Nick Beerntsen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 608-219-0425. Your participation in the Christmas Usher Ministry is very much appreciated. Thank you for serving your parish!
Be Part of the Christmas Eve Pageant!
All parish children in grades 1-5, whose parents or grandparents are parish members, are invited to take part in this year's Christmas Eve Children's Pageant on December 24th at the 4:00 PM Mass.
If interested, children should come to the mandatory rehearsal: Saturday morning, December 18, 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM in the Church. Parents are encouraged to stay for the rehearsal.
Roles: The majority of children will be an angel or shepherd. Names of 3rd, 4th and 5th graders will be drawn for the roles of Mary, Joseph, three kings, star bearer, Angel Gabriel, sheep and camel. Those interested should arrive to the rehearsal early and submit their names for the drawing in the Gathering Space between 8:45 and 9:00 AM on December 18th. Preference will be given to children who have not had a main role in past pageants.
Costumes (note: costumes NOT needed for rehearsal): We will provide costumes for children chosen for the main roles. Be sure to pick up additional information regarding the main roles, at the rehearsal. Parents are responsible for providing pageant costumes for angels and shepherds. Suggestions are:
Angels: Dress your child in white garments (white dresses, bathrobe, a large square of white fabric with a cut-out neck hole) and a belt around the waist with white shirt and white pants/tights underneath. For the halo, make a circle out of silver or gold garland, tape the ends together and secure it with bobby pins to hold it in place.
Shepherds: Dress your child in a colored garment. A bathrobe or large piece of fabric, an old striped or colored sheet, with a cut-out neck hole and waist tie, with shirt and pants under neath, works well. Use a face towel or piece of fabric as a head scarf, tied with a rope or band to hold it on their head. Your child may bring a stuffed animal, traditional to a stable setting. For safety, PLEASE keep shepherd sticks and canes at home.
The church will be crowded and the children will get hot, so avoid having your child wear a sweater underneath their costume.
*Choir Members: Members of the Children's Choir, who will sing prior to Mass, are welcome to participate in the pageant.